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The District Railway, or was it called the Metropolitan-District?

In addition to the line to Cruden Bay (#10,646), was the line at Carstairs standard-gauge?

Metropolitan and District Joint is correct
and some other bits like Whitechapel & Bow we can include here

So now have 10 of the 13 I was thinking of
 
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Ryde Pier Railway ?
Great Northern & City or does that come under Metropolitan ?

The Railway at Ryde Pier was electrified 1966, the tramway was electric in 1921, but being a tramway is not part of the answer.

The GN and City was bought by the Metropolitian in 1913, so was part of Metropolitan 100 years ago, but I did say wasn’t including tube lines (and it is a big tube).

However you have answered Metropolitan Railway (which is different to the joint with District), so will treat it as 11th correct answer (I will include Metropolitan and Great Central joint, as we are talking the Met main line).

Just 2 to find, railway companies with some electrified lines 100 years ago. They are slightly harder as the companies might have electrified a line, but someone else operated the trains in 1921
 

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What about the Great Western, with what is now the Hammersmith and City past Paddington. Alternatively at Birkenhead, which I think was the Birkenhead Joint, being GWR and LNWR.
 

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What about the Great Western, with what is now the Hammersmith and City past Paddington. Alternatively at Birkenhead, which I think was the Birkenhead Joint, being GWR and LNWR.

Yes correct, GWR for the Paddington-Hammersmith line

Dont think the joint line to Birkenhead was electrified, the Mersey Railway had added their own tracks to Rock Ferry. But I am happy to be corrected if it was.

GWR makes 12 of the 13 I was thinking of
 

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East London line? North & South Western Junction (or whatever it was called) around the Acton Wells/Bollo Lane area?
 

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East London line? North & South Western Junction (or whatever it was called) around the Acton Wells/Bollo Lane area?

Correct, East London Railway
The other one was already covered by the London & North Western and the London & South Western which had already been answered

East London was the 13th of the 13th pre grouping companies with electrified lines a century ago

@Calthrop got 5 correct, so your turn.
 

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Inspiration for questions seems almost totally to lack for me, these days; open floor, please.
 

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I just came across this and hope you don't mind me beng so presumptuous as to jump in!

Which BR locomotives had spoked wheels?
 

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I just came across this and hope you don't mind me beng so presumptuous as to jump in!

Which BR locomotives had spoked wheels?

Erm no. I’d probably better not answer this. :lol:
(but it might be worth stipulating that you don’t mean steam locomotives...)
 

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I just came across this and hope you don't mind me beng so presumptuous as to jump in!

Which BR locomotives had spoked wheels?
Erm ... just about every steam locomotive in my 1959 Ian Allan spotters book, I think, with the exception of Bulleid designs with Bulleid Firth Brown cast wheels!

Oh, did you mean diesel? Then I can add the experimental 2-D-2 "Fell" diesel mechanical loco - and pretty much every class of diesel shunter.
 
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OK, I admit to reading the "sad eyes" thread: Classes 21, 22, 29 & 84
 

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Last two got there, Stevey got one right, xotGD got them all!

And yes, sorry, I should have specified non steam!

(After I posted this, came across a better question, but will save for another day!)
 

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I only knew the answers thanks to others who posted the info on the other thread, so I think it is fair for me to declare Open Floor.
 

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